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BDS Suspension is now offering a heavy duty skid plate for the late model Chevy and GMC 2500/3500 HD trucks. This new skid plate is designed as a bolt-on replacement for the stock skid and plastic splash guard to offer extra protection for the vulnerable steering and front end components. Installation is a breeze as it mounts into original mounting points using factory hardware. This 2-piece skid plate will work on stock height trucks as well as with leveling kits and the BDS 2-3" coilover conversion system. For more information on this new heavy duty skid plate upgrade see below or head to the BDS website.

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain Warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

Product Description

Heavy Duty Skid Plate Kit

Kit ID Number(s)

#121251

MSRP

$160.00

Important Notes

Will fit stock height vehicle
Will fit leveling kit & BDS 2-3" coilover conversion
Will not fit with BDS 4.5" and 6.5" IFS systems

Vehicle Fitment

2011-2016 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500HD 2/4WD
2011-2016 GMC Sierra 2500/3500HD 2/4WD
2011-2016 GMC Denali 2500/3500HD 2/4WD

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Along with developing full suspension systems designed for increased offroad performance and larger wheels/tires, the engineers at BDS Suspension are constantly working on suspension accessories for popular vehicles. On the heels of the the much anticipated 2-3" Coilover Conversion Systems for the 2011-2016 Chevy and GMC HD trucks, BDS now offers several accessory items that are design to further enhance the truck performance and strength. The newest accessory to hit the market are heavy duty skid plates designed to bolt-on in place of the stock plastic cover and splash guard adding extra protection for the vulnerable front end steering and drivetrain components. Along with being compatible with the BDS coilover conversion system, these skid plates will work on stock height and leveled trucks. They're built from 10-gauge steel formed to fit the truck's contours, finished off in a durable black powdercoat finish with a stainless steel BDS nameplate riveted in place. Installation is a breeze as the 2-piece skid plate design bolts right in place of the stock plastic skids using the original hardware. The full width design gives plenty of protection from rocks, stumps, and any else you might encounter out on the trail. Upgrade your HD’s underbody protection with this heavy duty skid plate upgrade from BDS Suspension. For more on this skid plate and other lift kits and accessories for your GM truck, head to bds-suspension.com or stop by your local BDS distributor.

HD Skid Plate Kit

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Installed Skid Plate

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16 Comments on “BDS New Product Announcement #247: GM HD Skid Plate
  • Marty says:

    Hi there wanting to order skid plates to my 2011 Silverado 4 door do u send to Australia and how much would the whole lot plus shipping to Melbourne

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Marty, we actually don’t offer international shipping for manufacturer direct retail orders and don’t currently have any dealers in Australia. Your options to order are to either go through one of our dealers that offers international shipping to Australia or to use a freight forwarder who can provide us with a US ship-to address.

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  • Byron mcmahon says:

    how thick are they?

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  • Robert Polkamp says:

    Can’t find these skid plates on your website or retailers, what gives?

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  • jim leonard says:

    I am looking for a skid plate to cover my trans oil filter on 2015 3500 chevy

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Jim, while our skid plate offers extra protection, unfortunately it doesn’t protect all the way back to the trans oil filter.

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  • Scott Wells says:

    I recently ordered the skid plate for my 2018 Silverado 2500HD. The only issue is that it does not have a support for the radiator hose like the factory plastic plate has. I am concerned this might cause a problem later on. Have you any solutions?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Scott, I checked with our tech support team on this topic for clarification. The “support” you are referring to isn’t used to support the radiator hose itself, it is designed to add structural integrity for the flimsy plastic splash guard installed from the factory. The support is not needed with our HD replacement skid plates and won’t cause any issues down the road.

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  • hotbeerjosh says:

    Is there a skid plate that goes further down the drive line and protects the Allison transmission?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      That isn’t something we offer and I haven’t heard of any for the HD trucks on the market. It would likely something you would need to have a fabricator build

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  • Andrew says:

    I have this on my 2017 HD Silverado but am trading for a 2021. Have any options to fit or Are there changes to the plastic splash guard with the body change.

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Andrew, the front skids are different between the 11-19 and 20+ HD trucks. You may be able to modify it to work, but it won’t be a direct replacement. We plan to offer a skid specific to the 2020+ HD models in the future

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  • Stephen says:

    I need 4 bolts for the diff cover. Where can I get these and what size, if you know?

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    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      Hey Stephen, unfortunately I don’t have specs handy on the OE diff cover hardware. As for all the hardware for our skid plate system you can find that at the beginning of the instruction sheet.

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